Outreach Activities

Past Activities

Preschool Seed Lesson 2023

Children begin to discover the world of plants and the dispersal mechanisms of seeds in their variable forms by seeing herbarium specimens, listening to books, and engaging in hands-on activities. Christina Doyle gives lesson at LaPrintanière Montessori Preschool in Baton Rouge.

Christina reading to the class

Christina reading to the class

Christina showing the class herbarium specimens

Christina showing the class herbarium specimens

Children exploring seeds from dried plants

Children exploring seeds from dried plants

BREC Bioblitz 2023

"Discovering plants older than dinosaurs" was our topic. We enjoyed showing the public about lycophytes occurring in the Baton Rouge area. We also had an exposition about what botanists usually do in the field!

 

More info: https://www.brec.org/bioblitz

BREC Bioblitz 2023 - Kids listening about extant and extinct lycophytes.

BREC Bioblitz 2023 - A visitor searching for spores in a fern.

BREC Bioblitz 2023 - Herbarium krewe

BREC Bioblitz 2023 - Observing ferns


Girl's Day at the Museum 2023

"Resurrection plants" was the name of our table. We enjoyed showing 8th-grade girls about Pleopeltis polypodioides, a resurrection fern occurring as an epiphyte on the beautiful live oaks at the LSU campus.

 

More info: https://www.lsu.edu/science/diversity/girls-day-at-the-museum.php

School girls checking a resurrection fern with a microscope.

Girls at the Museum 2023 - School girls checking a resurrection fern with a microscope.

School girls listening about the physiology of resurrection ferns.

Girls at the Museum 2023 - School girls listening about the physiology of resurrection ferns.

Looking at stomata in resurrection ferns.

Girls at the Museum 2023 - Looking at stomata in resurrection ferns.


BREC Bioblitz 2022

We shared with the public about our work in the herbarium, plant diversity and poisonous plants around Baton Rouge.

 

More info: https://www.brec.org/bioblitz

bioblitz 2022


Night at the Museum 2020

It was a pre-pandemic event open to the public where we shared about plant, flower and fruit diversity, as well as our regular herbarium activities.

 

More info: https://www.lsu.edu/mns/education/night-at-the-museum.php

 

Night at the Museum 2020 - Sharing about herbarium work: mounting specimens

Night at the Museum 2020 - Talking about flower color

Night at the Museum 2020 - Sharing about fruit diversity

Night at the Museum 2020 - Talking about plant diversity